Out of the Darkness Community Walk with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Battery Park, NYC

Patricia here. I'd be lying if I said today was an easy one for Arts & Dreams. Being witness to the sorrow and heartbreak of people left behind by suicide is really tough. But bringing smiles to some faces, giving hugs and providing a creative outlet for these brave people as they waited for the suicide prevention walk to begin is something that fills my heart beyond words. My window into this world is through my dear friend and Arts & Dreams partner Laura Baran who lost her beautiful brother Jeff to suicide.

I am inspired by, and in awe of, the courage of Laura's boyfriend, another dear friend, Matt Green, also touched by suicide, and all of the people in attendance, as they put one foot in front of the other - today & every day moving forward. God bless all of you. - Patricia Geremia